The conversion of a criminal charge that had been decriminalized to another with a more severe sentence and the failure to provide sufficient time to prepare the defense violated the fair trial.
JUDGMENT Gelenidze v. Georgia 07.11.2019 (no. 72916/10) see here SUMMARY Lenient law and unauthorized conversion of a charge. The applicant judge was convicted of intentionally miscalculating the sentence of imprisonment. Although convicted at first instance, her act under more lenient law was decriminalized. Before the Court of Appeal, the Prosecutor applied for the conversion of […]